Workday Acquires Peakon for $700 Million to Capture Real-Time Employee Sentiment Data
Workday has announced plans to acquire Peakon in an all-cash deal worth $700 million. Acquisitions have played a major part in Workday’s growth over the past decade, and now the acquisition of Peakon, a SaaS platform that helps businesses better engage with their employees while generating real-time insights, will offer Workday’s customers a “continuous listening platform,” replete with real-time visibility into worker productivity.
The deal is said to close by the end of April 2021.
Conferencing – European School of Osteopathy
The European School of Osteopathy Selects YuJa, Inc. as Enterprise Video Platform Provider to Support Osteopathic Education
In order to live stream osteopathic courses, as well as to manage and distribute content to faculty and students, the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) has selected YuJa, Inc. to provide its campus-wide video and capture platform.
In addition to providing the live stream function, efficient workflow options, and easy integration with the school’s LMS, instructors at ESO will be able to use YuJa to add captions, engagement features, and to create other high-value content for its learners.
Source: Business Wire
Library Information Services – Marist College
Marist College Chooses Ex Libris RapidILL Resource Sharing
Marist College has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing service to update the college’s interlibrary loan activities.
RapidILL will help Marist College engage in dynamic, pioneering resource sharing that will provide significant cost savings while dramatically improving the faculty and student experience, thus partly fulfilling the college’s strategic goals of promoting innovation.
Source: Library Technology Guide
Online Program Management – Morehouse College
Morehouse College Announces Online Undergraduate Experience for Non-Traditional Students Beginning Fall 2021
As part of Morehouse’s strategy to create innovative and robust programs for non-traditional students, the college announced the planned launch of Morehouse Online, an online undergraduate program in collaboration with 2U, Inc.
Initial offerings will launch in August 2021 and will include programs in business administration, as well as other disciplines. Designed for non-traditional students with existing college credit who left before completing their undergraduate experience, these programs will be geared toward developing leaders who will pursue lives of leadership and service in the 21st century.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Textbooks – East Carolina University
Barnes & Noble College to Operate ECU Bookstores
East Carolina University announced that Barnes & Noble College will manage and operate its university bookstores, stating the necessity to outsource. Barnes & Noble’s package includes a comprehensive plan to increase university revenues and allow for more branding and technology within the bookstores.
The university shall receive a sign-up bonus as well as guaranteed commissions while faculty will be offered a 10% discount and staff will receive a 20% discount on department purchases.